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Diabetes Burnout...But Not Because of Diabetes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Whirlygig Feb 27. 5 Replies

I think it has been well-established that I'm a patient of many different fields. I have some odd form of blood sugar issue that I've termed diabetes and my endo still likes to call "impaired glucose…Continue

Urgent Advice Needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Dec 6, 2014. 17 Replies

I did something stupid tonight--I ate a high-carb meal for dinner (please spare me--yes, I know better, yes, I'm stupid, moving on). However, where this will normally bring me up for a little while…Continue

Invokana

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Nov 12, 2014. 1 Reply

My endo just took me off Cycloset and put me on Invokana. He mentioned some things, and the patient insert said some things, and I'm curious about some things, so here I am.1. Is the 10-15 pound…Continue

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Increased Carbohydrate Sensitivity with Low-Carb Diet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Nov 11, 2014. 13 Replies

For some background info: I'm a type weird, possibly MODY 3 but possibly really, really atypical T2, on 2.4 mg of Cycloset (Bromocriptine Mesylate, max dose 4.8 mg per day) in the mornings. A1c never…Continue

Tags: diet, low-carb, sensiivity, carbs

 

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guitarnut replied to curlysarah's discussion 'Telling the Endo to Back Off'
"And this is why I want to be an endocrinologist who specializes in T1 (and MODY) and deals with kids and adults."
Mar 7
guitarnut replied to Colleen's discussion 'MCAT snacks'
"Exactly! I signed my name to get into the test, and when they checked it against my ID it didn't match up enough and they made me sign it again! I also got fingerprinted every, single time I entered and left the test, and I wasn't even…"
Mar 5
guitarnut replied to Colleen's discussion 'MCAT snacks'
"The MCAT is administered through the American Association of Medical Colleges. It is not run by a professor, and they can be extremely unreasonable. It is a HUGE issue, and approval for snacks and a meter is an exercise in navigating red tape. I…"
Mar 5
guitarnut replied to Colleen's discussion 'MCAT snacks'
"I used small amounts of dry cereal (I think it was oatmeal squares). Ordinarily this would spike me, but I was so nervous I was low-ish the whole time. I also ate small amounts. Just remember they don't allow ANYTHING in the room, including…"
Mar 4
Whirlygig replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Diabetes Burnout...But Not Because of Diabetes'
"((Hugs)) I'm sorry. You have a lot on your plate. I go through phases of burnout. I have had multiple health issues and sometimes it becomes so exhausting. I try to accept that maybe I don't do everything I should and as long as it…"
Feb 27
mohe0001 replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Diabetes Burnout...But Not Because of Diabetes'
"How you feel is how you feel. It might help to take a breather and come back to it later. I've been trying to figure out how to add a second basal rate for 3 months, or 22 years, depending on how you look at it. Just had a break through…"
Feb 17
Stuart replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Diabetes Burnout...But Not Because of Diabetes'
"Take the break!!! Take yourself off the hook, and let yourself go for a couple days deliberately. The burned is a mental one, and what you need is relief from it. In the diabetes arena its called a "diabetes vacation", which has some more…"
Feb 14
Jen replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Diabetes Burnout...But Not Because of Diabetes'
"You and I are very similar in the amount and type of health "stuff" we deal with. I go through this kind of burnout on a regular basis. I've found that, for the most part, I can't do much to speed through it - I just need to let…"
Feb 12
guitarnut replied to Jen's discussion 'Neuropathy question'
"The thumb, middle, and index fingers sound like carpal tunnel syndrome. Hands going numb at night or when carry groceries is characteristic. Typing is, too, but not in the pinky and ring finger. The nerves in your arms and hands start from your…"
Feb 12
Sam replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Diabetes Burnout...But Not Because of Diabetes'
"Can I ask you this? If you are on a fixed medication dose, meaning you have no way to correct your blood sugar whatsoever, why are you testing 5-10 times a day? Are you willing to consider that possibly this burnout is partly of your own making and…"
Feb 12
guitarnut posted a discussion

Diabetes Burnout...But Not Because of Diabetes

I think it has been well-established that I'm a patient of many different fields. I have some odd form of blood sugar issue that I've termed diabetes and my endo still likes to call "impaired glucose tolerance," which we all know is the same thing. I have so many allergies, some of which are severe, that I think my entire med school class of nearly 200 knows who I am. I have a rheumatologic issue that's currently undiagnosed but which my rheum insists is either fibromyalgia or undifferentiated…See More
Feb 12
guitarnut replied to Jen's discussion 'Neuropathy question'
"I have a few questions for you, specifically for your arms. 1. Which fingers go numb from the presumed carpal tunnel syndrome? (I mean when it isn't your whole hand.) 2. What part of your arm are you pressing on when you drape it over a…"
Feb 12
guitarnut replied to Scott Wilkins's discussion 'Smart Insulin?'
Feb 10
guitarnut replied to Dan P's discussion 'Type 1 and new drug Jardiance'
"Please note that I'm a Type Weird, and that my thoughts on the matter are purely speculative. I was on Invokana for about a month. My biggest problem is post-prandial spikes, and on or off meds I've never had a problem with fastings. For…"
Jan 29
guitarnut replied to Lemonz's discussion 'Fast resting heart rate, anyone?'
"Lyrica is approved for nerve pain and fibromyalgia. And if the tachycardia doesn't bother you, I'd leave it alone. Why take more meds than you have to? It sounds like the cough is a direct result of your heart rate, which means that an…"
Jan 29
guitarnut replied to Lemonz's discussion 'Fast resting heart rate, anyone?'
"My normal HR is somewhere between 110-120. It annoys the heck out of my doctors, who always freak and do an EKG. My rheumatologist finally sent me to an arrhythmia specialist (this was after I had been sent to normal cardiology, where they did an…"
Jan 28

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At 4:36am on November 7, 2013, Linda G said…

You're a FEATURED MEMBER!! BRAVA Guitamut!!

At 6:31pm on November 4, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Guitarnut, congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 6:52pm on August 5, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Congrats on making the Featured Members List. Please click on this VIDEO LINK. I realize that the song doesn’t quite fit but you will get the idea. .

At 5:45pm on August 5, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Guitarnut congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 9:30am on August 5, 2013, Linda G said…

Look who's a FEATURED MEMBER!!!! BRAVA GUITARNUT!

At 1:41pm on March 12, 2013, Linda G said…

CONGRATULATIONS on being a FEATURED MEMBER guitarnut!!

At 6:41pm on January 23, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Guitarnut!

At 12:19am on January 21, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 8:13pm on January 20, 2013, jrtpup said…

Welcome to the TuD family! Stop in the chat room (bottom of the main page) some time and say hi. Glad you found us ;)

At 8:08pm on January 20, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home guitarnut!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"College Students with Diabetes" & "Type 2 Teens!!! (includes young adults with Type 2)"
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Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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